CRISTIANO Ronaldo became the fourth player to score in four World Cups and stroked his chin as he ran in celebration. The apparent message? I’m the GOAT, not Lionel Messi.
GOAT is the acronym for “greatest of all time,” and Adidas is running an advertisement featuring Messi with a real goat.
Ronaldo and Messi have been soccer’s top players for the past decade and rivals in the Spanish league.
Ronaldo completed his sixth international hat trick when he scored on a free kick in the 88th minute, giving Portugal a 3-3 tie with Spain on Friday night. He entered with three career World Cup goals and doubled his total. Ronaldo drew a penalty kick from Nacho Fernandez and converted in the fourth minute to put Portugal ahead. He ran to a corner flag, leapt and broke into the chin-stroke.